So my father found this at a market today. All I’ve done is taken off the broken, rusty, old strings and given it a good scrub. What on earth are you looking at you may or may not be asking?! This is a Cura, a Turkish stringed instrument that is part of the bağlama family. I’m very excited to actually play it when my new strings arrive from eBay. Once it’s strung and set up properly I’ll take actual pictures rather than me staring blankly into my crappy webcam. But you get the idea. It’s very cool!